Attention! According to the streets, this is how to tap the season’s utility trend
A heavy dose of practicality dominated SS19, with a boom of boiler suits, belted jackets and prominent pockets at Marine Serre, Givenchy and Sacai.
Effortlessly cool and easy-to-wear, it’s no surprise the utilitarian aesthetic has been updated once more — with strong collars, combat pants and reinvented trench coats in khaki and beige making a sartorial stand for autumn/winter.
Embracing pronounced buttons, epaulettes and sharp tailoring, the fashion set showcased their own variation on the trend in a neutral-ground palette — pairing pointed pumps with cargo trousers and contrasting earthy poplin with leather gloves.
Masculine undertones were softened by feminine allure, for an equally rugged and refined modern military look.
For a less literal interpretation of the trend, swap chunky military shoes for strappy sandals, half mules or skin-tight ankle boots and shun the belt-bag for ladylike top handles. Finish the look with aviator shades or a fedora felt hat.
Take note for SS20 where the trend is set to shift towards safari-inspired pieces. From Dolce & Gabbana’s jungle-esque collection to pocket-heavy jackets at Hermes and a stream of uniforms in subtle pastels at Max Mara. Just as practical as it is pleasing, functional fashion is set to last.
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